Over the past 20 years the photographic world has evolved so rapidly. I have always been passionate about Photography and image making using photographic processes. Although I completed a Bachelor of Design, my major was specifically in Photomedia with a focus on traditional photographic processes, photo illustration and alternative photographic techniques. From Van Dyke Prints to Polaroid Transfers, I relished it all! I imagined my creative life spent in the darkroom, watching images appear in the liquid before my eyes and in a studio behind my 5×4 camera churning out incredible one off artworks as passionately as any artist. Little did I know traditional photography was to rapidly (and sadly) become obsolete! I remember getting excited about a clever double exposure that had been painstakingly planned or a successfully cross processed film…methods that took hours and days to see results. Now we’re using Photoshop and Instagram filters on our smart phones to emulate such effects within seconds. The speed of change has been that rapid! I will definitely still dabble in traditional photography, I like to think that eventually photographic art made with traditional processes will come back into focus and be as valued as any painting, but I must admit I enjoy the new technology as much as the old! How lucky are we? All these new tools at our disposal without having to suck in fumes in the darkroom. What would our ancestors have thought?